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Historic St. Luke's Church

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
+1 757-357-3367
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Lots of interesting history

My husband and I attended a recent nighttime cemetery and church tour. Our guide was excellent and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shirley B
Nice place to just visit.

I have been here many times for services and to show to out of town guests. This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill W
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Carrollton, Virginia
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Visit Virginia's Oldest Church in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether your interest is ancient cemeteries, 17th-century Virginian and Early American History, or architectural history, a visit to the Church, gift shop, and grounds is a must while in the Greater Williamsburg and Coastal Virginia regions. Historic St. Luke's Church Museum is operated and owned by Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc. And is a fully-tax deductible, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I attended a recent nighttime cemetery and church tour. Our guide was excellent and the stories she told were fascinating! We were sad when it was over!More

Thank Shirley B
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning, Shirley B. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your Twilight Cemetery Tour experience on Friday, October 6th. We hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times for services and to show to out of town guests. This is one of the oldest churches in Virginia.More

Thank Bill W
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Bill W. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Although no longer an active church and haven't been since 1836, HSLR partners with nearby churches for periodic and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a volunteer opportunity and did the church tour after. Love the folks there, all were very nice to my daughter and I. We really had a great time.More

Thank Charley D
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Charley D. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. It was so nice meeting you and your daughter this past Saturday during one of our Cemetery Preservation Workshops....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable tour of the church with John as our guide. He is very knowledgeable about history and helps you to understand the history of the church and the progression of the "freedom of religion" that we enjoy in this country. Beautiful venue!More

Thank wphmsh
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, wphmsh. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter, has been a long standing and valued member of our Education Department at Virginia's Oldest Church....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to take pictures in and around the church,and found the tour guide, Leslie, to be very knowledgeable and interesting which made the tour wonderful. So much history as other reviewers have noted. A very worthwhile experience.More

Thank Douglas L
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, Douglas L. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Leslie Dunaway, Museum Interpreter, has been with us for years and is passionate about this beautiful old brick church....More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Enjoyed the tour of the church. We missed touring the cemetery because of rain, but the grounds were beautiful. The church has an extremely old organ that was a quite neat piece to learn about. Very interesting also learning how they are finding old pieces...More

Thank Joyce C
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Joyce C. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am so glad to read you enjoyed your experience at Virginia's Oldest Church. I invite you to follow...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Historic St. Luke's Church, also known as Old Brick Church, is the oldest church in Virginia and the oldest in British North America of brick construction. Located at 14477 Benns Church Boulevard in Smithfield, Virginia, it was built in 1632 according to local tradition but...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Taylor B. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am so glad to read you enjoyed your experience at Virginia's Oldest Church. I invite you to follow...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This church was originally built by the colonists for the king, what history! It has been incredibly restored. The cemetery surrounding is beautiful. The guided tour was very educational, all questions welcome. Nice gift shop.More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Good Afternoon, dinamo711. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am so glad to read you enjoyed your experience at Virginia's Oldest Church. I invite you to follow us...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed the tour today. Nicole, the guide, was knowledgeable as well as engaging. It was evident that she loved what she was doing. Her students are indeed fortunate to have her as a history teacher. In addition to fielding all of our questions, she...More

Thank Karen R
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Good Afternoon, Karen R. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Nicole Lichty, Museum Interpreter, is a valuable and proud member of our Education Department. She is starting her first...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

This structure from Colonial times has had quite a past. Church , decline, stable, re birth. Original. If in the area is it worth checking the open times. During the summer religious services are held there.More

Thank Vicky A
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Good Afternoon, Vicky A. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Learn more about our latest tour based on new research and our national narrative and visit one of our...More

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